‘To-do’ lists help us to organize our activities in a better way and not to miss anything. They may include long-term goals such as mastering the Chinese language, earning your first million, and going to live in Goa, as well as endless routine tasks. As often happens, we try to set our goals at the beginning of each year and start the incoming period with new guides. With them in mind, we want to bring new experiences into our lives, shift to a new level and climb new mountains in our personal and professional life. ‘To try Prosecco’ sounds not so global and ambitious. Indeed, this task has nothing to do with long-term goals. However, the little things in life make all the difference – and this little goal might add a touch of class to your everyday.
A glass of Italian sparkling wine called Prosecco does not warrant big changes, but, for sure, it may make your day, bring pleasure and inspire great deeds. Watching the bubbles coming up from the bottom and bursting on the surface is like meditation, they hypnotize you and make you relax. New to prosecco? Frizzante Prosecco is lightly sparkling, and the name Spumante Prosecco says that you should expect full effervescing.
What is important to know is that Prosecco is best within the first year after bottling. That’s why this fizzy wine should not be kept for a special occasion for a long time. It is produced in such a way as to save the freshness of the wine. So, unlike a bottle of champagne, don’t put your prosecco away for a special occasion – drink it to celebrate the little occasions!
The reason why it’s made for drinking today, not tomorrow, is the way it is produced, named after Eugène Charmat and has other names such as the Italian method, or the Tank method. The stainless tanks are the place where the juice is fermented for the second time. This method made it possible for Italian winemakers to offer affordable sparkling wine to customers all over the world. The French way of vinification is pretty different because the second fermentation occurs in every individual bottle. This process requires more labor and time. And of course, the price (in 40USD) of a Champagne bottle is considerably higher than Prosecco (from 10 USD). So, opt for prosecco and you’ll pay less and get bubbly wine with delicate flavors and scents.
This year we suggest you taste the following five Proseccos:
- Marks and Spencer Prosecco is dry with citrus flavors and a lime scent.
- Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante DOCG has a creamy flavor with notes of autumn fruits. Mix this type of Prosecco with peach puree and enjoy a Bellini cocktail.
- Zardetto Prosecco Brut is a delicate and rich sparkler with peachy and spicy flavors.
- Sommariva Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG NV is refreshing with stone fruit notes.
- Sorelle Bronca Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry NV has the scents of acacia and pear.
Celebrate every day and try one of these five top Proseccos – they’ll put some sparkle in your life for less than you would think!
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